Flying Lessons & Other Stories: "Sometimes a Dream Needs...” Workbook

Grade Levels
6th - 11th, Homeschool
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9 pages
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No-prep workbook for “Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” by Walter Dean Myers

from short story anthology: Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh.

Pgs. 1-4: Reading comprehension questions, vocab activities, post-reading questions

Pg. 5: Story mountain plotline graphic organizer

Pg. 6: Character graphic organizer

Pg. 7: Story review form

Pg. 8: Key
Pg. 9: Teacher Suggestions: Two discussion topics and their relevance and role in the story (Myers' writing style and ableism, respectively). Both can be used pre- or post- reading; One pre- or mid-reading suggestion; One extension activity suggestion.

> 2 pre-reading questions
> 36 reading comprehension questions

> 4 post-reading questions

> Three types of questions

  • Short Response (complete sentences not required)
  • Complete Response (complete sentences required)
  • True/False

> The "Complete Response" questions are great for discussion as they're often reflective/no wrong answer style to encourage independent thinking and interpretation.

> Story review form & plotline graphic organizer are reusables. Can be used with any book, story, or epic poem. Career-long resources.

> Character graphic organizer is specific to the story. Not generic.

<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order. Reflective & no wrong answer style questions encourage independent thinking. Roughly 7-8th grade level.

Purchase this resource for $.50 LESS: Flying Lessons: "Sometimes a Dream Needs...” Workbook

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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